PASO ROBLES — The 32nd annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony is Friday, Nov. 23, in Downtown Paso Robles. The event is sponsored by Rabobank and Adelaide Inn.
The tradition will find Mrs. Santa Claus and other costumed characters gathering at the Downtown City Park gazebo at 5:30 p.m. They will be joined by townspeople dressed warmly. The Cancer Support Community will be lighting the Downtown City Park trees.
Just before 6 p.m. candles and songbooks will be distributed. When the clock tower strikes 6 p.m., Mrs. Claus will throw the giant light switch, and the downtown lights in trees, shop windows and buildings will illuminate all at once. The Holiday Songbook contains the Black Out Bingo page to get stamped by participating merchants by Dec. 7 — drawing on Sunday, Dec. 9, win one of three cash shopping sprees for 2018.
The mayor and other city officials will speak, followed by candlelight caroling with musical accompaniment. Free cookies and hot chocolate will conclude the evening’s festivities.
Earlier on Friday, Nov. 23, in the Downtown City Park, there will be a Holiday Craft Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendor space is available.
The lighting ceremony is a downtown Paso Robles Main Street Association event. For more information, contact the Main Street office at 805-238-4103.